The White House has no effective policy for dealing with Iran’s steady progress towards nuclear capability.
US Defense Secretary Robert Gates send a secret memo to National Security adviser James Jones.
The New York Times Sunday revealed a secret memo from US Defense Security Robert Gates to National Security adviser James Jones. The memo confirms that the White House has no effective policy for dealing with Iran’s steady progress towards nuclear capability.
Gates confirmed that there was no strategy to line up behind.
Even so, in the last couple of weeks, President Shimon Peres, prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu, defense ministry Ehud Barak and chief of staff Lt. Gen. Gaby Ashkenazi have still not abandoned their mantra: It is not up to Israel to address the Iranian nuclear issue, but «the free world» starting with the United States.
This is strange, since in all their long conversations with the US defense secretary in recent weeks, they must have discovered that the Obama administration was out of options for Iran. So why have the prime minister and defense minister not switched course and developed an independent position on Israel’s vital security concerns before it is too late – or at least stopped deceiving the public with false comfort?
The memo demonstrates the US president’s standard rhetoric on Iran being without substance, in order to bring out the fact that the Obama administration has become reconciled to the reality of an Islamic Republic capable of manufacturing nuclear weapons.
Source: The debkafile